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Half a million square feet of logistics space across three units is being developed this year on an industrial estate in Peterborough, in what has been described as one of the UK’s fastest growing regions.

The 21-acre site at the Peterborough South logistics park is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 and will be delivered to net-zero carbon in construction and target an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating.

Featuring a sustainable infrastructure with more than 40,000 sq ft of photovoltaic arrays, the scheme includes 48 electric vehicle charging points, and 15% roof lighting.

The site sits adjacent to existing occupiers including Amazon, IKEA and DART and is located within two miles of the A1(M).

Paul Martin, development director at real estate developer Firethorn Trust, said: “This highly-specified, net-zero carbon development has been designed to continue driving investment and employment opportunities within what has become one of the UK’s fastest growing regions.

“We are now in prime position to bring the scheme forward at pace, as we look to quickly meet increasing occupier demand for quality, sustainable and flexible logistics spaces.”